England defeated Denmark to advance to the final of the Euros, but they had to make it through a wild game full of twists and turns to do it.
The final for the Euros has been set with England set to face Italy on Sunday. If the final is half as entertaining as the semifinals, it’ll be an incredible ride.
Wednesday’s semifinal between England and Denmark built on the excitement of Italy’s win over Spain via penalty kicks with emotional swings, a stunning free kick goal, a chaotic penalty kick and more.
When the final whistle blew, England held the 2-1 victory in their hands after 120 minutes of intense action.
How did Twitter react to England’s win over Denmark?
For some England fans, all caps and photos were the only way to express themselves.
You better believe the words “It’s coming home” were uttered often.
The joy over England was tempered by the end of a magical run for Denmark. Their tournament took a terrifying turn when Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch during their opening match. A game turned into a life-and-death situation with tragedy narrowly averted by the quick response of medical personnel at the stadium.
Thankfully Eriksen’s life was saved, but given the circumstance, no one could have predicted Denmark would go on to make it to the semifinals from there. They made it so far on sheer desire and togetherness.
The game itself produced a bunch of wild moments.
Fans weren’t entirely sold on that Raheem Sterling penalty call.
Harry Kane’s penalty miss might have been a “ball don’t lie” moment. Instead, it turned into chaos as the striker followed up to score.
Before all that, Mikel Damsgaard put Denmark ahead in the first half with a brilliant free-kick.
Italy and England will settle the final on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. ET. Italians, English and neutrals should have high expectations given the performance of both teams throughout the tournament.